Ways to Prepare for Anthem
Decide Which Version You’re Getting
There is a ton of different ways to play Anthem, as the chart above shows. With various different pre-orders and subscription services offering varying ways to check out Anthem and begin jetting off around planets in your Javelin, it’s worth figuring out which is best for you.
If you’re not too bothered about being the very first to play, then you can go for either the standard or Legion of Dawn edition and get a pre-order either physically or digitally down.
Alternatively, if you’re playing on Xbox One or PC and are dying to jump into the action sooner than Feb. 22, you can always sign up to EA Access, Origin Access Basic, or the Premier version of this service on PC.
The basic services grant 10 hours early access, while the Premier version gives you straight-up unlimited access to the game as of Feb. 15.
If the likes of Far Cry New Dawn, Metro Exodus, Crackdown 3, or Resident Evil 2’s free DLC don’t grab your attention for tomorrow, at least you’ve always got the option to play Anthem if you’re willing to sign up to Origin Access Premier.
Even if you choose not to, pre-ordering the game, be it physically or digitally, takes some of the stress out of launch day, particularly if you pre-load for your digital copy. More on that in a minute though.